The Titanic and Pennsylvania

The Titanic and Pennsylvania

This book is the first of a two volume series, with the second volume looking at other passengers aboard the Titanic who had connections to Pennsylvania other than those just mentioned above.

Author: Ned Schillow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1518618782

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Page: 426

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The Titanic: pride of the White Star Line, the largest ship of its day boasting exceptional rooms and impressive meals, but destined for disaster. Pennsylvania in 1912: rich in history, home to society's finest and hard-working laborers, upscale department stores and back-country vendors, Main Line mansions and rural farms, and excellent public transit and horse-drawn carts. Volume 1 contains the stories of 101 persons aboard the Titanic who were heading to Pennsylvania, either returning home or immigrating to the state, along with a very fortunate family of four who were not permitted to board the ship. Here also are the tales of 14 more Titanic travelers who were born in the state but had moved away by the time of the sailing. This history is a sweeping saga that touches at least 18 other states and 15 nations in a nearly unbelievable encounter with fate. The Titanic and Pennsylvania: The Keystone State Connection, volume 1, provides biographical accounts of passengers on the Titanic who had clear ties to Pennsylvania. These persons are organized into chapters by by class or status, and individual sections include biographical sketches of the families or individuals, providing greater detail about their backgrounds, experiences on the ship and during the disaster, and their lives after the sinking where applicable. The Introduction covers Clement Action Griscom, first president of the International Mercantile Marine, and the path that led the White Star line to build the Titanic. Chapter 1 briefly summarizes the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1912, both in terms of general living conditions as well as financial and industrial perspectives. Chapter 2 tells the story of the journey and sinking of the Titanic, including the rescue of the fortunate survivors. While the general history is familiar to most, the use of quotations from the writings and interviews of Pennsylvania-related passengers help move the details forward in a personalized manner. Chapter 3, the longest in the book, explores the first class passengers aboard the ship who were heading home to Pennsylvania after traveling abroad. Also included is a brief summary of life aboard this ship for these upper crust individuals and the specialized amenities offered to the first class passengers. Chapter 4 switches to the maids and valets of these persons who were also aboard the Titanic, serving the needs of their employers during the journey home. Chapter 5 summarizes the second class Pennsylvanians who were returning home to the state, and chapter 6 does the same for their counterparts in third class. Each chapter begins with pertinent details about what life was like aboard the ship for each of those classes. Chapter 7 switches to general details about what it was like for immigrants coming to the United States aboard the Titanic and then particularly focuses on those who were heading to Pennsylvania. For the most part, these immigrants were planning on working in the steel mills, establishing stores or shops, or joining their families who were already in America. Among the particular sections in this chapter is one that emphasizes the Finns who were heading to work in the mills of the Monessen Valley, another on the Bosnians and Croats seeking employment at the steel plants in Harrisburg, and one on the Lebanese Syrians who were generally planning on setting up shops or selling produce in Wilkes-Barre. Finally, chapter 8 looks at those other passengers who were unarguably Pennsylvanians from the perspective of where they were born but who had moved out of state some time before 1912. Appendices are included citing sources and listing Pennsylvania-linked passengers and non-passengers who are tied to the Titanic story. This book is the first of a two volume series, with the second volume looking at other passengers aboard the Titanic who had connections to Pennsylvania other than those just mentioned above.
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Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic A 15 Minute Book

Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic  A 15 Minute Book

Here, in his own words, is his story. Jack Thayer was the son of a Pennsylvania Railroad official. He was 17 years old when he and his parents decided to sail from England to America on board the Titanic. This is his story of his rescue.

Author: Jack Thayer

Publisher: Learning Island

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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The Seventeen-Year-Old Son of a Pennsylvania Railroad Official Tells the Moving Story of His Rescue ONE of the calmest of the passengers was young Jack Thayer, the seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thayer. When his mother was put into the lifeboat he kissed her and told her to be brave, saying that he and his father would be all right. He and Mr. Thayer stood on the deck as the small boat in which Mrs. Thayer was a passenger made off from the side of the Titanic over the smooth sea. The boy's own account of his experience as told to one of his rescuers is one of the most remarkable of all the wonderful ones that have come from the tremendous catastrophe. Here, in his own words, is his story. Jack Thayer was the son of a Pennsylvania Railroad official. He was 17 years old when he and his parents decided to sail from England to America on board the Titanic. This is his story of his rescue. Ages 8 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books also work well as hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Sinking of the the SS Titanic April 14 15 1912

The Sinking of the the SS Titanic April 14 15  1912

This new edition published in 2018 includes the historically important series of six drawings by Lewis Skidmore a young art teacher aboard the CARPATHIA (which saved the TITANIC survivors).

Author: Jack Thayer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1692722255

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Page: 62

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'A vivid account of how the TITANIC sank by survivor Jack Thayer' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. 'A dramatic first-hand account... TITANIC survivor reveals the horrifying cries of the luxury liner's dying victims' THE DAILY MAIL. On April 14, 1912, John B. 'Jack' Thayer III the 17-year-old heir to a Pennsylvania railroad fortune, was riding in first class with his mother, father and their maid on the most spectacular ship of its era - the TITANIC. Jack was one of only a handful of survivors who escaped by jumping into the freezing Atlantic as the TITANIC sank and spent the next five hours clinging onto the last lifeboat that was swept off the ship's boat deck upturned. He barely survived the disaster, and his detailed and shocking account of that fateful night has riveted those he recounted it to in the following decades. Finally, in 1940, he wrote down what happened, printing 500 copies for his family. Five years later, after the tragic loss of his son in the Second World War, Jack Thayer committed suicide, and his story was mostly forgotten. This new edition published in 2018 includes the historically important series of six drawings by Lewis Skidmore a young art teacher aboard the CARPATHIA (which saved the TITANIC survivors). Jack described to Lewis the stages of the TITANIC'S demise, which Skidmore drew. Critically it shows the ship breaking in two as she sank. Many survivors refuted this assessment but seventy years later Jack and others was proved right when the wreck was discovered resting on the seabed in two halves. It also includes other bonus material, Jack's earlier, much shorter accounts of his amazing escape published in 1912 and 1913.ABOUT THE AUTHOR John 'Jack' B. Thayer III, was born in Philadelphia on 24 December 1894 into the wealthy and aristocratic Thayer family. His father was John Thayer II who ran the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, his mother, socialite Marian Thayer. After surviving the disaster he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, served as an artillery officer in the First World War, went into banking and was later financial vice president of the University of Pennsylvania. He committed suicide on September 20, 1945 following several years of depression, he was found in a car in Philadelphia his throat and wrists cut. He was survived by his wife Lois Cassatt, son John, and three daughters, Lois, Julie and Pauline.
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South Central Pennsylvania Legends Lore

South Central Pennsylvania Legends   Lore

On April 15, 1912, the sinking of the Titanic claimed 1,502 lives, more than
twothirds of the passengers on board. If not for a lastminute change in plans,
chocolate pioneer, philanthropist and local hero Milton Hershey would have
been one of ...

Author: David J. Puglia

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614237334

Category: History

Page: 160

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Powwow practitioners of York County, the headless ghost of a murdered girl that roams the back roads of Schuylkill County and the Hummelstown Hermit who still lingers in Indian Echo Caverns--these tales are all part of the lore of South Central Pennsylvania. Such legends offer a fuller history of the region, from the folkways of the Pennsylvania Dutch to the stories of the rocky relations between German and English settlers and local tribes. Folklorist David J. Puglia reveals this lore to a new audience and explores the region's more recent legends like the "Wizard of Cumberland County" and Milton Hershey's narrow miss with the Titanic. Join Puglia as he tracks through the hills, houses and hollows of South Central Pennsylvania in search of its legends and lore.
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Sinking of the Titanic

Sinking of the Titanic

... said there were one sailor and three men who had been ordered in because
they said they could row. Mrs. John B. Thayer, whose husband, the second vice-
president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, went down with the Titanic, after
heroically ...

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486134567

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.
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Special Report on the Trap Dykes and Azoic Rocks of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Special Report on the Trap Dykes and Azoic Rocks of Southeastern Pennsylvania

setts , while the occurrence of similar masses in greater abundance in northern
New Jersey , suggests the possible presence of the Norian series among the
crystalline rocks of the Highlands . § 314. The presence of titanic iron ,
approaching ...

Author: Thomas Sterry Hunt

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000029043217

Category: Geology

Page: 2

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Pennsylvania Heritage

Pennsylvania Heritage

On the fourth day of her maiden voyage ( left ) , the RMS Titanic sank ( below )
after striking an iceberg . JAMES E. SADUR TITANIC SCIENCE When launched
in 1912 , she was the grandest , most luxurious moving object ever built , and few
 ...

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ISBN: WISC:89118578764

Category: Pennsylvania

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Geological Survey of Pennsylvania pt 1 Carboniferous formations by J P Lesley E V d Invilliers and A D W Smith pt 2 Bituminous coal fields by E V d Invilliers The new red of Bucks and Montgomery Counties by B S Lyman

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania  pt  1  Carboniferous formations  by J P  Lesley  E V  d Invilliers  and A D W  Smith  pt  2  Bituminous coal fields  by E V  d Invilliers  The new red of Bucks and Montgomery Counties  by B S  Lyman

Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. position , but contains much titanic iron in
addition to the plagioclase and augite , and often , too , contains olivine . Such
rocks as those in the Conshohocken dike are of this character , or that in the
deposit ...

Author: Geological Survey of Pennsylvania

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:73752237

Category: Coal

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Women of the Titanic Disaster

Women of the Titanic Disaster

With a foreword by Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival, a biography of Sylvia Caldwell and her family.

Author: Sylvia Harbaugh Caldwell

Publisher: NewSouth Books

ISBN: 9781603061490

Category: History

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Sylvia Caldwell was onboard the Titanic when it sank in 1912. As one of the disaster's survivors, she took it upon herself to write an account of what happened in the event's aftermath. Women of the Titanic Disaster details Sylvia Caldwell's journey immediately following the sinking of the Titanic, and it gives us a fresh perspective on this historic event. With a foreword by Julie Hedgepeth Williams, author of A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells' Story of Survival, a biography of Sylvia Caldwell and her family.
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Pennsylvania School Journal

Pennsylvania School Journal

But For more than 50 years this has been Paces Progress ” -everywhere as well
the fire may be expected to produce changing and as we have emphasized as in
Pennsylvania . The kind of healthy results ; for education that is reading as a ...

Author: Thomas Henry Burrowes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053595271

Category: Education

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Includes "Official program of the...meeting of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association (some times separately paged).
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Sinking of the Titanic Most Appalling Ocean Horror with Graphic Descriptions of Hundreds Swept to Eternity Beneath the Waves

Sinking of the  Titanic   Most Appalling Ocean Horror  with Graphic Descriptions of Hundreds Swept to Eternity Beneath the Waves

Mrs . John B . Thayer , whose husband , the second vice - president of the
Pennsylvania Railroad , went down with the Titanic , after heroically standing
aside to allow his wife ' s maid to take his place in the lifeboat , and whose young
son ...

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005210292

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Page: 287

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The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine

The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine

It was the end of the titanic job to which Cyrus W . Field had devoted more than a
dozen patient , painstaking years , and it was the death knell of the Collins
Overland Telegraph , of which the small group at Bush Station was long in total ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039512861

Category: Pennsylvania

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The Children s Literature Council of Central Pennsylvania

The Children s Literature Council of Central Pennsylvania

TITANIC CROSSING . Dial , 1995. $ 14.99 . Though this is a work of historical
fiction , Barbara W11lams uses the events and many of the crew and passengers
to tell the story of Albert Trask , a thirteen - year - old caught between youth and ...

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ISBN: PSU:000047149892

Category: Children's literature

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The Alumni Register of the University of Pennsylvania

The Alumni Register of the University of Pennsylvania

A thousand Pennsylvania manufacturers could save time , money and the limbs
of their operatives , could avoid waste , cut down cost , expand production ,
broaden their market and triple their net earnings if they could be taught how to ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510021944860

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Western Pennsylvania History

Western Pennsylvania History

That made the small mid - Mon Valley community of 12 , 000 souls the most
devastated victim of the Titanic tragedy in Pennsylvania , and arguably the most
devastated community in the entire United States . In Monessen , the Titanic story
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113593193

Category: Electronic journals

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Understanding Fiction by Cleanth Brooks and Robert Penn Warren

Understanding Fiction  by  Cleanth Brooks  and  Robert Penn Warren

quay the steamer New York, moored just to seaward of the Titanic's berth. There
were sharp cracks as the manila mooring lines of the New York parted under the
strain. The frayed ropes writhed and whistled through the air and snapped down
 ...

Author: Cleanth Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009830818

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Categories: Fiction

Pennsylvania state reports

Pennsylvania state reports

395 Pa . before the Titanic sailed that she was unsinkable . Even in these days ,
in spite of the near - perfect methods for detecting icebergs at sea , the good ship
Hans Hledtoft , a Danish ship which was on its maiden voyage and was ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5039203

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University of Pennsylvania Law Review

University of Pennsylvania Law Review

University of Pennsylvania. Law School. current mix of law and economics can
be painted . Or , as Professor Lawrence Cunningham puts it : Enron ' s
cacophonous commentators share the trait of the proverbial man with a hammer ,
to whom ...

Author: University of Pennsylvania. Law School

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4945155

Category: Electronic journals

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University of Pennsylvania Law Review provides a forum for the publication of original research on a broad range of legal and law-related topics.
Categories: Electronic journals

I Was There On Board the Titanic

I Was There  On Board the Titanic

We are also grateful to J . Aidan Booth , Mr . George A . Fenwick , Mrs . B .
Hambly and Terry Snyder , at the University of Pennsylvania Archives , for the
use of photographs and to Ed Kamuda of the Titanic Historical Society ( P . O .
Box 51053 ...

Author: Shelley Tanaka

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

ISBN: 0786813180

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Stunning, full-color illustrations, detailed diagrams of the ship's interior, and rare photographs convey a wealth of information to complement this breathtaking true story.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction